As part of its 75th anniversary this year, Knoll organized an exhibition highlighting the global influence of its designers who settled in Pennsylvania's Upper Perkiomen Valley.
Founder Hans Knoll's decision to establish Knoll headquarters in East Greenville, Penn. in the 1940’s is recognized as a reason why so many trained and gifted furniture designers made their homes in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.
Hans & Florence Knoll
Titled ‘Modern Design in the Valley,’ the show opened earlier this month at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg, Penn.
The exhibition showcases the careers of Knoll designers Harry Bertoia, Richard Schultz, Don Albinson and Knoll founder Hans Knoll, and other designers who settled in the Valley. With a special emphasis on the creative process of each designer, it shows the evolution of a design through sketches, models, prototypes, catalog and marketing information.
Contemporary designers were asked to present or describe a design-related product they most enjoyed working on. Their submissions are displayed alongside iconic pieces in the exhibition.
Knoll Museum, East Greenville, Penn.
‘Modern Design in the Valley’ is open to the public through May 5. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.